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Stafford Underground Storage Tank

On Dec. 9, 2009, a 1,000-gallon underground storage tank about 20 feet from the bank of the Middle River in Strafford, Conn., suffered a catastrophic leak shortly after being refilled. Most of the tank's 1,000 gallons of #2 heating oil were lost and about 100 to 200 gallons of heating oil migrated through groundwater flow into the Middle River. The tank was immediately removed and oil was recovered from both the river and the tank grave. An interceptor trench was dug between the hole left by the tank and the edge of the river channel. This project was complicated because of the proximity of the municipal sewer main. The interceptor trench was intermittently pumped to prevent further discharge to the Middle River. The Town of Stafford is responsible for the leak and funded the removal.

Location: 5 Spring St., Stafford, Conn.
EPA Mobilization Date*: Dec. 9, 2009
EPA Demobilization Date*: Dec. 11, 2009
Contact: Claudia Deane (deane.claudia@epa.gov)

*The information contained on this website is merely informational; any dates found on the website cannot be relied upon to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party in litigation with the United States. EPA reserves the right to change such dates at any time without public notice.

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